Skin cancer breakthrough

Australian researchers believe they’ve found a way to stop melanoma from spreading to distant organs.

Results from two international drug trials conducted by investigators at Melanoma Institute Australia have proved successful in preventing the spread of the disease in stage three melanoma patients whose tumours had been surgically removed. 

The “breakthrough” will change the way the skin cancer – a disease that kills one Australian every five hours – is treated as well as vastly improve the quality of life of patients, Professor Georgina Long, Conjoint Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia, said.

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